Talk:Olfactory system

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I have removed this table (reproduced below), since I think it counts as unencyclopedic content. Regarding these proposed tables, editors might like to follow the discussion here Famousdog (talk) 10:24, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Name Function
Olfactory receptor neuron Is a cell with protruding cilia inside the Olfactory epithelium. The cilia or dendrites protrude into a layer of mucus where odorahe main olfactory bulb and the accessory olfactory bulb. It is made up of the following three layers of cells.
Glomerulus Glomeruli are spherical structures that are separated by periglomerular cells and make up the first/outer layer of the olfactory bulb. It is in these structures that dendrites of mitral cells make contact with the olfactory nerves.
Mitral cells Are the main neuron cells of the olfactory bulb. Dendrites of the mitral cells reside in the glomeruli while the axons of the mitral cells merge together to form the lateral olfactory tract.
Granuleleus Is one part of the brain that processes odour information. It is located just behind the olfactory bulb. It passes information to several other parts of the brain, including the contralateral olfactory bulb, the piriform cortex, ipsilateral bulb and ipsilateral cortex.
Piriform cortex Also deals with the perception of odour information.
Amygdala Plays a major role in processing memory and emotional reactions.
Entorhinal cortex Receives information from all sensory systems. Plays an important part in memory.